ANOTHER man has died in London after a triple stabbing that injured two others as the capital suffered its fifth killing in the capital in just six days.
The knifing in Barnet, north London, happened at 10.50pm last night as police responded to reports of a violent brawl.
Scotland Yard said three men who had been stabbed were taken to hospital, one of whom later died. Officers this morning launched London’s 61st murder investigation of 2019.
The condition of the two men, aged in their 20s and 30s, is not life-threatening. No arrests have been made and investigations are continuing, police said.
The incident comes after a man in his 40s was stabbed to death in Whalebone Lane, Stratford, in the early hours of Monday.
That killing followed three homicides in the space of 24 hours, including two teenagers who were fatally attacked at teatime on Friday.
Cheyon Evans, 18, was found stabbed on Deeside Road in Wandsworth, south-west London, at 4.42pm, and died at the scene.
Despite knife crime falling during Boris Johnson’s tenure as London Mayor, it significantly rose back up again upon Labour’s ‘weak’ Sadiq taking over – partly due to his strong belief that stop and search is inherently ‘racist’, despite its effectiveness being proven.
Khan saw 4,277 acts of knife violence take place on the streets of London between 2018 and 2019, according to latest data from the Metropolitan Police. The increase of violent crime in the Capital sparked criticism toward the Mayor of London for the lack of a suitable response to address the issue. Greater London Assembly member Susan Hall blasted Mr Khan for allegedly ignoring proposals Tory members of the assembly put forward to help bring down crime toward Londoners and members of the Met Police.
Asked whether the mayoral office had responded to recommendations Ms Hall had put forward, she said: “They haven’t responded at all. I think there were seven or eight recommendations and I haven’t heard back since then.
“But everything works very, very slowly in City Hall and anything you suggest, the Mayor seems to want to reject in any event. It’s very unhelpful.”